The information gathered falls into two categories: (1) information you supply when you register to receive emails, newsletters and/or RSS feeds or comment or post on the Web Site, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through the Web Site.
Personally Identifying Information
In operating the Web Site, ECP may utilize registration, comment forms, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and/or telephone numbers (“Personal Information”).
Agreement to Collect, Use and Disclose Personal Information
Cookies. From time to time, the Web Site may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications, which feature stores on your computer a small piece of data about your visit to the Web Site. The Web Site does not set any Personal Information in cookies, nor does it employ any data-capture mechanisms on the Web Site other than cookies. Cookies shed light on which areas of the Web Site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at the Web Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
Click Tracking. As is true of most websites, ECP gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the Web Site, track users’ movements around the Web Site and gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. Except as noted herein, this automatically-collected data is not linked to Personal Information.
Participation on a Public Website. You should be aware that any Personal Information you submit to the comments section of the Web Site may be read, collected, or used by other users of this Web Site, including anonymous visitors.
How Your Information Will Be Used
Personal Information. Your Personal Information will not be shared with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. Your Personal Information may be used to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated or requests submitted on the Web Site. Your contact information may also be used to inform you of any changes to the Web Site, or to send you additional information about ECP. ECP does not sell, trade, barter or exchange for consideration any Personal Information it has obtained.
Anonymous Information. Anonymous information is used to analyze Web Site traffic, but this information is not examined for individually identifying information. In addition, anonymous IP addresses may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
Disclosure of Personal Information. Unless permitted by law, no Personal Information is collected about an individual without first obtaining the consent of the individual to the collection, use and dissemination of that information. Consent may be written, verbal or implied as necessary to further your needs. Personal Information will be collected, to the extent possible, directly from the individual concerned. Personal Information may be disclosed if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Web Site, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of ECP or the users of this Web Site, or (3) act under circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of this Web Site. When obliged to do so, ECP will not disclose more information than is required.
For Legal Reasons. ECP will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of ECP if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- enforce applicable Terms of Service and/or Terms and Conditions of Use, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of ECP, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
ECP has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but there are no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Personal Information of Minors
If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you may use this Web Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
ECP is committed to protecting the privacy of children. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Information online from children under the age of 18.
ECP may include interactive forms such as comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
Third Party Websites
ECP may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, ECP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
Updates and Changes
Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
Please review our other policies, such as our Terms and Conditions of Use, posted on this Web Site. These policies also govern your use of this Web Site.
This policy was last updated on August 6, 2012.